Three Evangeline parish football teams have worked their way into the post-season and will begin their quest for the State Championship this coming Friday night, as the LHSAA reveled the 2017 playo
There is an old saying that cotton is the fabric of our lives. This is none truer than for Ville Platte resident Lynn Landreneau, who has compiled the rich history of the Louisiana Cotton Festival into two volumes of work.
For Joyce Latigue, finding out her 22-year-old daughter had breast cancer completely changed her life. The diagnosis is one that has now also changed the life of other locals who have suffered from cancer and those still suffering today.
Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce and Evangeline Parish Tourism’s Executive Director Camille Fontenot took the podium Monday night at the monthly meeting of the Evangeline Parish Police Jury as other members of the Chamber lined the pews of the meeting room.
A change in requirements for civil service board members was approved by a vote of three to one during the Ville Platte Fire and Police Civil Service Board meeting on Monday.
Charges were dismissed Monday against three Ville Platte residents who were charged with Foot Traffic/Reflective Gear.
These five members of the Sisters of the Holy Family have all served Ville Platte at one point since the 1960s. They are (l. to r.) Sr. Clara Mae Jackson, Sr. Rita Darensbourg (currently serving), Sr. Edna Mae Jones, Sr. Agnes Marie Sampia, and Sr. Lucille Stelly (currently serving). (Gazette photo by Nicholas Jagneaux)
By: NICHOLAS JAGNEAUX
In terms of rivalries, Mamou and Pine Prairie have only been at it for as long as the Panthers have fielded a football team. Despite that, the two schools have brought that rivalry to high, albeit friendly, level over the past 10 years.
Janice “Jan” Barbara Guillory Fontenot, 84, a native of Ville Platte and a resident of Houma, passed away peacefully on Sept. 20, 2017.